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The Fourth ACM International Workshop on
Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANET 2007)

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in conjunction with ACM MobiCom 2007

September 10, 2007
Hilton Montreal BonaventureMontréal, QC, Canada

Sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE

Please visit the VANET 2008 Website

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Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: May 14, 2007, 23:59 GMT  EDT *Extension*
  • Notification: June 18, 2007
  • Camera ready: July 16, 2007


The goal of this workshop is to present and discuss recent advances in the development of wireless vehicular ad hoc networking (VANET) technologies.  Based on short- to medium-range communication systems (vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside), vehicular ad hoc networks will enable vehicular safety applications (including collision and other safety warnings) as well as non-safety applications (like real-time traffic congestion and routing information, high-speed tolling, mobile infotainment, and many others).

The creation of high-performance, highly reliable, highly scalable, and secure VANET technologies presents an extraordinary challenge for the wireless research community.  A high degree of communication reliability is needed under unfavorable conditions.  Clearly, the specificity of vehicular ad hoc networks in terms of mobility behavior and applications scenarios and requirements makes VANET research an exciting and demanding application- and purpose-driven sub-discipline of wireless networking.

Following the successes of VANET 2004 held in Philadelphia, VANET 2005 held in Cologne, Germany, and VANET 2006 in Los Angeles, CA, the Fourth ACM International Workshop on Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANET) will be held in Montréal, QC, Canada September 14, 2007, in conjunction with MobiCom 2007.

Authors are invited to submit papers presenting new research related to the theory or practice of vehicular ad hoc networks (VANET).  All submissions must describe original research, not published or currently under review for another workshop, conference, or journal.  Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

•    Safety and non-safety applications
•    Roadside-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-vehicle communication
•    Communication protocol design
•    Channel modeling
•    Modulation and coding
•    Power control and scalability issues
•    Multi-channel organization and operation
•    Security issues and countermeasures
•    Privacy issues
•    Network management
•    Simulation frameworks & real-world testbeds

VANET present a highly active field of research, development, standardization and field trials.  Throughout the world, there are many national/international projects in government, industry, and academia devoted to VANET.  These include the consortia like Vehicle Safety Consortium (US), Car-2-Car Communication Consortium (Europe) and Advanced Safety Vehicle Program (Japan), standardization efforts like IEEE 802.11p (WAVE), and field trials like the large-scale Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Program (VII) in the US.